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The 2014 Empower Leadership Conference Was Great!
96 People Attended and Were Blessed!  Thanks to All Who Took Part and Were a Blessing, esp. Sister Liz Bell, ASSISTeam Director!
Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!


Great Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

Christianity has achieved apparent success by ignoring the precepts of its Founder.  --H. Richard Neibuhr


Size matters not.  --Master Yoda


Men wanted hazardous journey.  Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful.  Honor and recognition in case of success.  --Ernest Shackleton, from the advertisement he used when recruiting men for his expedition to Antarctica in 1914.  Hundreds responded.


If the coach insists upon hard play, but clean play, the team will do likewise.  –Knute Rockne


To be successful in anything, a person must always want to be better, not only than your opponent but better than your last performance.  Done correctly, being competitive is a wonderful way to always try to be a better person by learning from your mistakes and capitalizing on your successes.  –Hale Erwin


The essence of the game is the soul-satisfying awareness that comes from communal work and sacrifice.  –Red Blaik


Confidence is contagious.  So is lack of confidence.  –Michael O’Brien


Play consists of whatever a body is not obligated to do.  –Mark Twain


Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.  –Anthony Robbins


"Do it or not. There is no try." (Original Yoda, philosopher and avant-garde sentence constructor.) A boss once gave me what I thought was an impossible task. I said, "Okay... I'll try." He explained that I would finish as long as I didn't quit. Trying didn't enter into it. Persistence was all that mattered.  Often we say, "I'll try..." because it gives us an out. Once we say, "I will," our perspective changes. What previously seemed insurmountable is no longer a matter of luck or chance but of time and effort and persistence.  When what you want to do really matters, never say, "I'll try." Say, "I will," and keep that promise to yourself.  --Jeff Haden


"Stop waiting for the 'right time.' Success is a numbers game: the number of times you take a shot." You'll never create the perfect business plan, never find the perfect partners, the perfect market, the perfect location, but you can find the perfect time to start.  That time is now.  Talent, experience, and connections are important, but put your all into enough new things and some will work. Take enough shots and over time you'll grow more skilled, more experienced, and more connected. And that will mean a greater percentage of your efforts will succeed. Take enough shots, learn from what didn't work, and in time you'll have all the skills, experience, and connections you need.  Ultimately success is all about taking your shot, over and over again. Sometimes you may win, sometimes you will definitely lose, but the more things you try the more chances you have of succeeding. Put the power of numbers on your side. Take as many shots as you can. There's no guarantee of success, but when you don't take a shot, there's a definite guarantee of failure.  --Jeff Haden


"Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other guy to die." The same holds for bitterness. And jealousy. And dislike. Let it go. If you don't, the only loser is you.  --Jeff Haden


An organization finds its sweet spot when its people emerge from weakness in the excitement of newfound strength and vision.  --Tom Harper


Many times we think that life isn’t fair, but when we look seriously at our sins against God our Creator, we who knew better but still sinned actually get treated better than we deserve!  The only exception to this is how many children are treated.  --Richard Graham


In times of  profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.  --Eric Hoffer


40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists.

Today's SIG Alert!*

Day 5 – Matthew 7.7-8: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  James 4.3: When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives.

  1. Pray that we will realize the certainty of answers to our prayers when we ask with the right motives—motives which glorify our heavenly Father.
  2. Pray for the Tower of Praise Christian Church, their pastor Dr. John Calvin III, his wife Fannie and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for the Second Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. W. J. Glenn, his wife Mary and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  4. Pray for the city of Compton, for their elected and appointed officials, for their citizens, and for God’s will to be done in that city.
  5. Pray that God will give our churches Spirit-filled, equipped, motivated, and mature workers to ‘reap the ripe fields around us for the harvest’ (John 4:35), to recruit the lost to faith in Christ Jesus.


*see Prayer Resources above.


Contact Us  
Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101
Long Beach, California 90807
Telephone: 562 676-5640
Mobile: 562-676-5640
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 2.4 Million Lost People!
  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
  • Prayer Fellowship 2nd Wednesday of each month at succeeding churches (see calendar at left)
See Fall English CLD Schedule

Look at Servantship Zone above for fall semester schedule for LBH Zion Theological School courses and information!

See Laughing Lamb Drama in Links
New Prayer Resource from Grace Memorial

See Prayer Resources link above.

Free book downloads from O S Hawkins Ministry.aspx, and click on O. S. Hawkins online books.

Very powerful, but please note: for 18 and older only!

Please see new prayer requests above.
Info and Application for Evangelistic Block Party Trailer in For Pastors/Churches

Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.

To Subscribe to Harbor Herald Newsletter

 Send your email address to, or your mailing address to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association address, which can be found by clicking on the Contact Us link to the left.

For All Church Leaders!

A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders!  See Leadership Zone above!

Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, or Not?

You may be surprised at what you find.  Free book download available online.  Go to  From The Way of the Master website.

Saying Thank You to Service Personnel

Ever wanted a way to say thanks to them?  See the Gratitude Campaign in the Links above.

Interesting Videos, Answers, and a Free E-Book
Received an Email Warning of a Virus/Danger/Great Evil/Missing or Sick Child?

To check out if an email is false or true, go to, and/or  They'll have most of the false ones, and you won't look foolish sending a false warning.

Website Calendar Feature

The full-page calendar can be viewed by clicking on the full-page icon at the bottom of the sidebar calendar on the right of this home page.  When you are viewing this full-page calendar, and you click on an event to see its details, you will see an option to sign up for an email reminder.  Every night about 10 PM (PT), emails will be sent out to remind the subscriber of an event's occurence the next day.

To Send Donations to This Ministry

Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach CA 90807.


See Links above.

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